Lawyer Specializing in DUI
Warrant for Arrest
There are a variety of circumstances that can lead to a Massachusetts warrant for your arrest, including failure to appear for a court date or for jury duty, violation of probation, violation of a restraining order, probable cause that you committed a felony, the list goes on. Once there is a warrant for your arrest in Massachusetts, it never just "goes away." The longer it remains active before it is cleared up, the greater likelihood that you will be held on bail, as the judge may perceive you as someone who has no regard for the Massachusetts justice system. There are ways to avoid any further problems, but those ways are unique to each person's situation. Your best option is to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you avoid this and other additional charges by dealing with the warrant in a way that best fits your circumstances.
There are many unintended consequences that can come about once there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. If a police officer randomly scans your license plate (which they can, and often do without any reason) and the car is registered to you, you will be stopped, asked to exit the car, arrested, and your car will be towed. This can be extremely inconvenient and embarrassing, especially if you have a passenger in the car.
Additionally, once a warrant for your arrest issues, this will likely trigger a driver's license suspension with the Massachusetts RMV before you are even notified of the suspension. So if you are stopped by a police officer, you will now be facing an additional charge of Operating with a Suspended License.
An outstanding warrant can lead to your arrest at any time. You could be at work, at a friend's house, or at an event with your family. If the authorities discover that you have an outstanding warrant, you can be cuffed and arrested on the spot. A skilled defense attorney can often make arrangements so that you are not arrested on the outstanding warrant at all.
If you believe that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, or if you failed to appear in court, contact my office immediately for a free phone consultation:Urbelis Law, LLC
50 Milk St 16th Floor Boston, MA 02109 Phone: (617) 830-2188